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When I introduce the stabilized interaction model into our analysis of Quad Four dynamics, several interesting results occur. They all …
The disjointed model highlights the dynamic interaction between Quad Four and it’s opposite quadrant, Quad One. While the original Johari Window requires that Quad Four material move through Quad Two or Quad Three before moving on to Quad One, the disjointed model allows for an immediate movement of Quad Four material into Quad One.
According to Luft (in all of his optimism), there is the opportunity for something wonderful (even magical) to occur—resulting from the movement of Quad Four material (through Quads Two and Three) to Quad One
In Quad One, the fundamental issue regarding locus of control resides in the dynamics of individualism versus conformity. In American and Northern European societies, strong emphasis is often placed on individualism and the right—even obligation— of individuals to stake out their own distinctive identity. This individualistic imperative, in turn, requires the assumption of internal locus of control. We can’t stake out a distinctive public self, without believing that we can ignore or overcome our personal history, our present environment, and the expectations that other people place on us because of our social-economic class, gender, race, ethnic background and so forth. This individualism and internal locus of control is reinforced by the media (“self-made man”) and reward systems (“find the responsible party”)..
The increasing density of human population is not simply a matter of population growth, it also has to do with a remarkable dynamic that is to be found in most systems—what many theorists now label the strange attractor phenomenon.
The New Johari Window embraces multiple perspectives on this complex phenomenon. I will specifically look at the Johari Window from three perspectives—three ways in which to appreciate the deep nature of interpersonal relationships.
Many years ago, Sigmund Freud discovered (or did he invent?) the Ego. Freud had already discovered that the human psyche …